Music

💦 So What 💦

This Mizuoka Nobuyuki Group May Day performance of “So What” still fascinates and entertains me some 14 years after the event took place. It obviously has much to do with the carefree synergy the players display. Equally important, though, is the fact that this recording represents a far superior arrangement to the famous original by the great Miles Davis!

Sirius Contemplation

Let’s enjoy two solo live-house performances of the original melody “Sirius.” Composer-pianist Nobuyuki Mizuoka does not play even his own songs the same way twice — his music-making is a cosmically creative force, unbridled, abundant and free.

My Favorite Things

“My Favorite Things” is one of the most famous and widely recognized songs from composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein’s Broadway musical and Hollywood film “The Sound of Music.” The often-heard standard, much beloved in Japan, long ago became a permanent fixture of the cultural scene.

再会 Meet Again — Live

This Nobuyuki Mizuoka composition was performed solo by him on June 27, 2013. During certain informal live gigs at local venues around Tokyo, Mizuoka-san would habitually play 9 to 13 complete, original songs non-stop.

Life: Racing Toward 2020!

Here is a breathtaking original Nobuyuki Mizuoka composition that is the seventh track on his 2009 album “Life.” Mizuoka-san has a bottomless creative capability that may very well catapult him to great heights as an international-caliber composer-arranger. And how wonderful it would be for that to happen in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!!

花は咲く Flowers Will Bloom

This song had been created as a part of the international humanitarian response to the 8.8 magnitude earthquake and accompanying tsunami that devastated Japan’s northeastern (Tōhoku) region on March 11, 2011.

Imagine

A unique and varied arrangement of “Imagine” performed by Nobuyuki Mizuoka at Minatomirai Cross Patio in Yokohama, Japan, on 7 January 2014.

Originals Trifecta

Cross-border sampler of three original melodies written and performed by Composer-Pianist Nobuyuki Mizuoka.

Life in Caretta Shiodome!

Energetic and entertaining live music is celebrated in a flow of merrily candid photographs as Nobuyuki Mizuoka and his bandmates perform the beautiful original melody “Life” at a Caretta Shiodome outdoor music event in downtown Tokyo, Japan.

Georgia on My Mind

Scenes from around Georgia State are set to the sound of a soulful live performance by Pianist Nobuyuki Mizuoka. Shown above is the late Lyricist Johnny Mercer, a Georgia native.